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  1. #1
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Scary Easter Candy

    I was eating some Easter candy, reading the ingredients (bad move), and
    came across a few ingredients I've never heard of before. This was one of
    them:

    <http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&safe=off&q="white+dispersion+of+titan ium+dioxide">

    Not only is it a cured polyurethane composition containing epoxy resin,
    but it's also an Easter candy as well!

    -sw

  2. #2
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Scary Easter Candy

    Better link included:

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > I was eating some Easter candy, reading the ingredients (bad move), and
    > came across a few ingredients I've never heard of before. This was one
    > of them:


    http://tinyurl.com/yzg7mrx

    > Not only is it a cured polyurethane composition containing epoxy resin,
    > but it's also an Easter candy as well!


    -sw

  3. #3
    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: Scary Easter Candy

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > Better link included:
    >
    > Sqwertz wrote:
    >> I was eating some Easter candy, reading the ingredients (bad move), and
    >> came across a few ingredients I've never heard of before. This was one
    >> of them:

    >
    > http://tinyurl.com/yzg7mrx
    >
    > > Not only is it a cured polyurethane composition containing epoxy

    > resin, > but it's also an Easter candy as well!
    >
    > -sw



    All it is is an inert white pigment.

    Bob

  4. #4
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Scary Easter Candy

    On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 11:30:01 -0500, zxcvbob wrote:

    > Sqwertz wrote:
    >> Better link included:
    >>
    >> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>> I was eating some Easter candy, reading the ingredients (bad move), and
    >>> came across a few ingredients I've never heard of before. This was one
    >>> of them:

    >>
    >> http://tinyurl.com/yzg7mrx
    >>
    >> Not only is it a cured polyurethane composition containing epoxy
    >> resin, but it's also an Easter candy as well!

    >
    > All it is is an inert white pigment.


    Uhh, I'm pretty sure they're vegetarian!

    -sw

  5. #5
    zxcvbob Guest

    Default Re: Scary Easter Candy

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 11:30:01 -0500, zxcvbob wrote:
    >
    >> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>> Better link included:
    >>>
    >>> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>>> I was eating some Easter candy, reading the ingredients (bad move), and
    >>>> came across a few ingredients I've never heard of before. This was one
    >>>> of them:
    >>> http://tinyurl.com/yzg7mrx
    >>>
    >>> Not only is it a cured polyurethane composition containing epoxy
    >>> resin, but it's also an Easter candy as well!

    >> All it is is an inert white pigment.

    >
    > Uhh, I'm pretty sure they're vegetarian!
    >
    > -sw



    I said pigment, not pigmeat. ;-) (or "pig mint", /Mentha sus/)

    Bob

  6. #6
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Scary Easter Candy

    zxcvbob wrote:
    > Sqwertz wrote:
    >> On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 11:30:01 -0500, zxcvbob wrote:
    >>
    >>> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>>
    >>> All it is is an inert white pigment.

    >>
    >> Uhh, I'm pretty sure they're vegetarian!

    >
    > I said pigment, not pigmeat. ;-) (or "pig mint", /Mentha sus/)


    Ahh. I have Freudian vision.

    heh.

    -sw

  7. #7
    J. Clarke Guest

    Default Re: Scary Easter Candy

    On 3/25/2010 1:03 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 11:30:01 -0500, zxcvbob wrote:
    >
    >> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>> Better link included:
    >>>
    >>> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>>> I was eating some Easter candy, reading the ingredients (bad move), and
    >>>> came across a few ingredients I've never heard of before. This was one
    >>>> of them:
    >>>
    >>> http://tinyurl.com/yzg7mrx
    >>>
    >>> Not only is it a cured polyurethane composition containing epoxy
    >>> resin, but it's also an Easter candy as well!

    >>
    >> All it is is an inert white pigment.

    >
    > Uhh, I'm pretty sure they're vegetarian!


    It's just refined titanium ore, in other words clean dirt. The stuff
    when ground up into a fine dust is very, very, very white.



  8. #8
    Janet Guest

    Default Re: Scary Easter Candy

    J. Clarke wrote:
    > On 3/25/2010 1:03 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
    >> On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 11:30:01 -0500, zxcvbob wrote:
    >>
    >>> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>>> Better link included:
    >>>>
    >>>> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>>>> I was eating some Easter candy, reading the ingredients (bad
    >>>>> move), and came across a few ingredients I've never heard of
    >>>>> before. This was one of them:
    >>>>
    >>>> http://tinyurl.com/yzg7mrx
    >>>>
    >>>> Not only is it a cured polyurethane composition containing epoxy
    >>>> resin, but it's also an Easter candy as well!
    >>>
    >>> All it is is an inert white pigment.

    >>
    >> Uhh, I'm pretty sure they're vegetarian!

    >
    > It's just refined titanium ore, in other words clean dirt. The stuff
    > when ground up into a fine dust is very, very, very white.


    There's an additive that makes buttercream whiter that contains the same
    stuff.

    Factory-made candy will almost always contain "fake" ingredients.




  9. #9
    Mark Thorson Guest

    Default Re: Scary Easter Candy

    "J. Clarke" wrote:
    >
    > On 3/25/2010 1:03 PM, Sqwertz wrote:
    > > On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 11:30:01 -0500, zxcvbob wrote:
    > >
    > >> Sqwertz wrote:
    > >>> Better link included:
    > >>>
    > >>> Sqwertz wrote:
    > >>>> I was eating some Easter candy, reading the ingredients (bad move), and
    > >>>> came across a few ingredients I've never heard of before. This was one
    > >>>> of them:
    > >>>
    > >>> http://tinyurl.com/yzg7mrx
    > >>>
    > >>> Not only is it a cured polyurethane composition containing epoxy
    > >>> resin, but it's also an Easter candy as well!
    > >>
    > >> All it is is an inert white pigment.

    > >
    > > Uhh, I'm pretty sure they're vegetarian!

    >
    > It's just refined titanium ore, in other words clean dirt. The stuff
    > when ground up into a fine dust is very, very, very white.


    The production process is a little more
    complex than that.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titaniu...ide#Production

  10. #10
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Scary Easter Candy

    In article <[email protected]>,
    "J. Clarke" <[email protected]> wrote:

    > It's just refined titanium ore, in other words clean dirt. The stuff
    > when ground up into a fine dust is very, very, very white.


    Titanium dioxide is what I use to make my beeswax white for my egg
    decorating. It is very very white.


    --
    Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller
    Angel Food Dessert, March 23, 2010

  11. #11
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Scary Easter Candy

    On 3/25/2010 9:19 PM, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > In article<[email protected]>,
    > "J. Clarke"<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> It's just refined titanium ore, in other words clean dirt. The stuff
    >> when ground up into a fine dust is very, very, very white.

    >
    > Titanium dioxide is what I use to make my beeswax white for my egg
    > decorating. It is very very white.
    >
    >

    We have a plant here that makes the stuff. They take titanium ore and
    treat it with several chemicals and turn out a pure, harmless coloring
    agent. They're known as Louisiana Pigments, aka LAPIG. Large payroll,
    well-treated employees, very low accident rate. I used to consult with
    them on occasion. Pretty nice folks with lots of money tied up in
    environmental controls.

  12. #12
    maxine in ri Guest

    Default Re: Scary Easter Candy

    On Mar 26, 8:15*am, George Shirley <gsh...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
    > On 3/25/2010 9:19 PM, Melba's Jammin' wrote:> In article<hogdkm02...@news3.newsguy.com>,
    > > * "J. Clarke"<jclarke.use...@cox.net> *wrote:

    >
    > >> It's just refined titanium ore, in other words clean dirt. *The stuff
    > >> when ground up into a fine dust is very, very, very white.

    >
    > > Titanium dioxide is what I use to make my beeswax white for my egg
    > > decorating. *It is very very white.

    >
    > We have a plant here that makes the stuff. They take titanium ore and
    > treat it with several chemicals and turn out a pure, harmless coloring
    > agent. They're known as Louisiana Pigments, aka LAPIG. Large payroll,
    > well-treated employees, very low accident rate. I used to consult with
    > them on occasion. Pretty nice folks with lots of money tied up in
    > environmental controls.


    Ok, so as ethical consumers, we can still eat foods that include this
    ingredient.
    ;-)

    maxine in ri

  13. #13
    Melba's Jammin' Guest

    Default Re: Scary Easter Candy

    In article <[email protected]>,
    George Shirley <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 3/25/2010 9:19 PM, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > > In article<[email protected]>,
    > > "J. Clarke"<[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > >> It's just refined titanium ore, in other words clean dirt. The stuff
    > >> when ground up into a fine dust is very, very, very white.

    > >
    > > Titanium dioxide is what I use to make my beeswax white for my egg
    > > decorating. It is very very white.
    > >
    > >

    > We have a plant here that makes the stuff. They take titanium ore and
    > treat it with several chemicals and turn out a pure, harmless coloring
    > agent. They're known as Louisiana Pigments, aka LAPIG. Large payroll,
    > well-treated employees, very low accident rate. I used to consult with
    > them on occasion. Pretty nice folks with lots of money tied up in
    > environmental controls.


    Good. Now I know where I can get some powdered pigment. It's hard to
    find up here in the art stores.


    --
    Barb, Mother Superior, HOSSSPoJ
    http://web.me.com/barbschaller
    Angel Food Dessert, March 23, 2010

  14. #14
    David Harmon Guest

    Default Re: Scary Easter Candy

    On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 15:26:28 -0400 in rec.food.cooking, "J. Clarke"
    <[email protected]> wrote,
    >It's just refined titanium ore, in other words clean dirt. The stuff
    >when ground up into a fine dust is very, very, very white.


    The first foodstuff I ever saw it in was quarts of non-fat non-dairy
    "coffee whitener" cream substitute. Carnation is one brand.

  15. #15
    brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Scary Easter Candy

    J. Clarke" wrote,
    >
    >It's just refined titanium ore, in other words clean dirt. The stuff
    >when ground up into a fine dust is very, very, very white.


    I don't think anyone wnats to eat titanium ore.
    Methinks you mean titanium dioxide.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titanium

  16. #16
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Scary Easter Candy

    On 3/26/2010 7:41 AM, maxine in ri wrote:
    > On Mar 26, 8:15 am, George Shirley<gsh...@bellsouth.net> wrote:
    >> On 3/25/2010 9:19 PM, Melba's Jammin' wrote:> In article<hogdkm02...@news3.newsguy.com>,
    >>> "J. Clarke"<jclarke.use...@cox.net> wrote:

    >>
    >>>> It's just refined titanium ore, in other words clean dirt. The stuff
    >>>> when ground up into a fine dust is very, very, very white.

    >>
    >>> Titanium dioxide is what I use to make my beeswax white for my egg
    >>> decorating. It is very very white.

    >>
    >> We have a plant here that makes the stuff. They take titanium ore and
    >> treat it with several chemicals and turn out a pure, harmless coloring
    >> agent. They're known as Louisiana Pigments, aka LAPIG. Large payroll,
    >> well-treated employees, very low accident rate. I used to consult with
    >> them on occasion. Pretty nice folks with lots of money tied up in
    >> environmental controls.

    >
    > Ok, so as ethical consumers, we can still eat foods that include this
    > ingredient.
    > ;-)
    >
    > maxine in ri


    If that's the way you bend it's okay by me. You will find titanium
    dioxide in many foods and medications, has been that way for years. It's
    also found in most paints.

  17. #17
    George Shirley Guest

    Default Re: Scary Easter Candy

    On 3/26/2010 8:10 AM, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > In article<sNKdnfE3effOODHWnZ2dnUVZ_qConZ2d@giganews. com>,
    > George Shirley<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On 3/25/2010 9:19 PM, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >>> In article<[email protected]>,
    >>> "J. Clarke"<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> It's just refined titanium ore, in other words clean dirt. The stuff
    >>>> when ground up into a fine dust is very, very, very white.
    >>>
    >>> Titanium dioxide is what I use to make my beeswax white for my egg
    >>> decorating. It is very very white.
    >>>
    >>>

    >> We have a plant here that makes the stuff. They take titanium ore and
    >> treat it with several chemicals and turn out a pure, harmless coloring
    >> agent. They're known as Louisiana Pigments, aka LAPIG. Large payroll,
    >> well-treated employees, very low accident rate. I used to consult with
    >> them on occasion. Pretty nice folks with lots of money tied up in
    >> environmental controls.

    >
    > Good. Now I know where I can get some powdered pigment. It's hard to
    > find up here in the art stores.
    >
    >

    How many tons do you want, I get a cut on sales if I recommend a new
    customer? It's sold by the hopper car load, got a railroad spur nearby?<G>

    Another old customer makes calcium chloride by the ton, used for many
    things but I like it for crisping up homemade pickles. Unfortunately
    they also sell by the car load. Maybe we can get up a cabal to buy a
    carload of each.

  18. #18
    J. Clarke Guest

    Default Re: Scary Easter Candy

    On 3/26/2010 9:10 AM, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    > In article<sNKdnfE3effOODHWnZ2dnUVZ_qConZ2d@giganews. com>,
    > George Shirley<[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On 3/25/2010 9:19 PM, Melba's Jammin' wrote:
    >>> In article<[email protected]>,
    >>> "J. Clarke"<[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> It's just refined titanium ore, in other words clean dirt. The stuff
    >>>> when ground up into a fine dust is very, very, very white.
    >>>
    >>> Titanium dioxide is what I use to make my beeswax white for my egg
    >>> decorating. It is very very white.
    >>>
    >>>

    >> We have a plant here that makes the stuff. They take titanium ore and
    >> treat it with several chemicals and turn out a pure, harmless coloring
    >> agent. They're known as Louisiana Pigments, aka LAPIG. Large payroll,
    >> well-treated employees, very low accident rate. I used to consult with
    >> them on occasion. Pretty nice folks with lots of money tied up in
    >> environmental controls.

    >
    > Good. Now I know where I can get some powdered pigment. It's hard to
    > find up here in the art stores.


    FWIW, Dick Blick will ship to just about anywhere and they've got
    titanium white dry pigment for about 13 bucks a pound. They've got two
    stores in the Minneapolis area.

  19. #19
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Scary Easter Candy

    On Mar 25, 11:37*am, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    > I was eating some Easter candy,




    Was is made in China?

  20. #20
    Terry Guest

    Default Re: Scary Easter Candy

    On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 10:42:40 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Better link included:
    >
    >Sqwertz wrote:
    >> I was eating some Easter candy, reading the ingredients (bad move), and
    >> came across a few ingredients I've never heard of before. This was one
    >> of them:

    >
    >http://tinyurl.com/yzg7mrx
    >
    > > Not only is it a cured polyurethane composition containing epoxy resin,
    > > but it's also an Easter candy as well!


    Not quite... the patent in the link is for a plastic that happens to
    *contain* titanium dioxide.

    To put things in perspective... cornstarch is a thickener for oriental
    food, and it's also the starting material for many lick-and-stick
    adhesives. Phosphoric acid is the main ingredient in some rust
    removers, and it gives Coke its characteristic flavor. Sugar
    is...well, it's what we Americans eat too much of, and it makes
    cellulosic adhesives more flexible. Calcium carbonate is the major
    component of both blackboard chalk and Tums. Collagen is what gives
    gravy its delectable texture, and it's the main component of animal
    glue.

    Lots of materials have both food and non-food uses.
    --
    Terry

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